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EL PASO HERALD
18 Week-End Edition, November 13-14, 1920. Ml AUTOMQB I LE S,lg r- r- r- MANY TOURISTS HURT BY TRAINS W fASHINGTON, X. C. Nov. 13.- W Seventy percent of those killed or injured at ffr&de crossings in a three year period were motorists. according to rigures compiled by the interstate commerce commission and just given publicity by the American Automobile pociation, which through its to 'i ring, good roads, and legisla tive boards is preparing a nation vide agitation on this Tital phase of highways travel and transportation. "Three times as many American citizens were killed or Injured at gra.de crossings in 1917, IS 18, end 1919 as were killed and injured daring the revolutionary war," said M. O. Eld r djre, the A. A. A. director of roads, -10 gives the American casualties in the principal battles as 809 and places the grade crossing killed or .njured for the three year period as 19.P6& men, women and children, of which 5605 died of their injuries vi ithm 24 hours of the accident. Xsmhcr By eTars. In spite of the combined efforts of raUroad and highway officials and au tomobile clubs, the total number of accidents continues annually at about the same rate. The number of such accidents and deaths for the calendar years 1917, 1918, and 1919, as com piled by the Interstate commerce com mission, is indicated as follows: YEAR Killed Injured Total 19:7 1.96 4,764 6.7M 1918 1,852 4.683 C.SS 1SI9 5.784 4.61S 8,400 For three yemrs. . . 5,605 14.0C3 19.SSS These accidents include all persons who were Injured or killed by rail road trains striking or being struck by trolley cars, automobiles, or other vehicles and by trains striking pedes trians. A great majority nt these ac cidents have occured to motorists, as will be seen from the following fig ures: TEAR Killed Injured Total 1917 MM . 4.0M IMS 1.111 9,10 4,340 1919 1992 S.U 4.790 Tor three years... 9,44 9,709 19,213 Thus it appears that nearly 70 per cent of those injured and killed dur ing the three year period were motor ists and that such deaths and acci dents are steadily increasing from year to vear. In fact, there were nearly l per cent more motorists killed in 1919 at grade crossings than in 1917. That preventive measures are be coming more effective in some states tnan in others because oi grade cross ing eliminations, more cautions driv ing, and the protection of crossings by gates, bells, etc., is indicated by the ' fact that the deaths occurring are not always in direct proportion to the number of machines registered in those states. For instance, while New lork rained first place In registra Lions, more motorists were killed in Ohio. Likewise, Pennsylvania, running third In 1919 registrations, has -fifth niece on the death list. M&ssachu setts was tenth in registrations, but thirty-ic urth in grade crossing tabu lation. More people were killed in Xela- AUTO-GRAPHS! HENRY WILLIAM BAUDER, better known to EI Paso motorists as "Barney Oldfleld" Bander, halls from South Dakota, bnt emigrated to tne i'aci ric coast while a yonng man and started jus business ca reer as a tire dealer is Monte rey. CaL While on the coast he met and formed a friend ship v with the great racing driv--er, Barney Old Held. When Old field Quit the racing- same and went to manufac turing: tires he asked T2&nriji tt take the southwestern distributing agency for Oldfleld Urea with "head -qaarters in El Paso. Tiring- of salt air, Bauder came to El Paso four years ag-o and has been exploiting Oldfield tires ever since. He Is married and expects to make bis home in this city for the balance of his days. He speaks, English, Ger man. Sweedlah and Spanish fluently. I 1 T NOTICE OF REMOVAL We are growing with EI Paso and are moving whk modern timet. By December 15tfc we wffl Bare moved from oar present loca tion, 61S Tezsj Street, into ear new and larger bsSdkg at 512 North Piedras Street, jail two sleds loath of Five Posts. We are adding extra took and machinery, so aj to do aS classes -of aatosobSe repams; and raachke work. We specialize ia cylinder and crank shaft grinding, carrying is stock material to meet aH year reqakements. CHARLES RADER AUTO REPAIRING 618 Texas Street, Uati December IS". 512 North Piedras Street, After Demember 15 Phone 325. Quick Action Is Necessary! If yoa want to get k ec the big Bargain Sale of LEHIGH TIRES and TUBES at 5 PER CENT OFF LIST PRICE These ate stricBy first qu&r, fee tested, GUARANTEED IN WRITING 5$8-MILE TIRES We da Mt haatfte Second, Biesusb or Jip Tires they are at any cost. This Is 54 Per Cent OFF LIST THE PRICE YOU PAY aln Xon- Red SIZE ' Tread Sfcld Tnbea 32x3 ?135 514.98 $2.12 32x4 1758 18.75 Z62 33x4 19.6 2.75 34x4 18.8 28.18 - 3.15 32x4 23.25 25.98 3.65 33x4 23.97 25.88 3.86 34x4 24.77 26JS 359 35x4 25M 27.85 4.95 Prices aa Otter Sizes ia Same Properties wart in proprtion to the somber of machines registered than in any other state. Florida occupies second place, and the other the places in the order named: Arkansas, Mississippi, In diana, New Mexico, South Carolina. New Jersey, West Virginia. Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina. Utah. Ver- mnnt Till i.i.li Monina, dJoTa. Nevada OhiS! 153 I " ,m..e,."? uai norma. DRIVERS CAN SAVE LIFE OF TRUCK TIRES Hera Is a set of rules for track driTers on the care of solid and ypen matlc truck tires, formulated by the technical department of the United Stales Tire company for the benefit oi trocK owners. All truck tires have a load limit. Constant, alight or occasional heavy orerloads shorten tire life. Distribute the load In the track body so each tire will bear its pro portionate share of the weight car ried. Overspeedins a tire has the same harmful effect as overloading. Keep truck speed within prescribed limits. Know, don't guess, your inflation pressures. Proper Inflation pressure is as important as proper loads and speeds. Tires are limited in shock absorb ing power. Careful, slow driving on rough or rutty roads will reduce tire costs. Check your wheel alignment. Tires cannot give full service if subjected to the diagonal grind resulting from Improper mounting, or from misalign ed wheels. Chains and other anti-skid devices injure tires. Use chains only as long as the traction wheels are likely to slip, and apply them-loosely. Tires, especially pneumatics, are cot or scraped occasionally by bent fend ers or Improperly built bodies, when the loaded truck travels over rough places. Carefully watch the clear ance of your tires. ivegiwtea cuts lower tire mileage. In South Dakota there were fpwr motorists killed in proportion to the number of machines registered than in any otner state. Massachusetts oc cupies the second place on this list, with Maryland third, next in order are: Texas. North Dakota. Connecti cut, Colorado. Rhode Island, New zone, wasnimgton, Utah, Kansas. Tennessee, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Min nesota, JMissouxi, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Aiaoana, Maine, District or UOium Ma. snd New HamDahirv It is practically Impossible to elimi nate all grade crossings on account of the expense involved. , The Pennsylvania railroad has al ready spent t6,uoo,ooo in grade cross ing elimination, but It is estimated that It would cost $M,90,t)oe to wipe out the remaining 11,0m crossings. "There are thousands of grade crossings, nowever, wmeh eoold be eliminated by relocatincr the main highways and by confining the bulk of ine nignway irazne to one side or the railroad." said Mr. Eldridce. -V- frequently the highway will wind back ana rortn across the rauroaa tracks and this without apparent reason. "I have In mind a highway in Ar kansas which crosses the main line of an important railroad line nine times in & oistance or less than 30 miles. The great majority of accidents occur at unprotected crossings over double track railroads, where , one train may nrevent motorists from ob serving the approach of another train, or where the railroad tracks are ob scured by embankments, buildings, trees, or shrubbery. On the other hand, many accidents occur where the tracks are clearly visible In both directions. Such accidents may be at tributed to plain c&releBssesst or fool hardiness on the part of the drivers." NEW BATTERY SERVICE STATION IS OPENED The H Paso Battery and Icnltlon company have opened up a second battery service station at the enner or Texas and Ochaa streets In the building formerly oecunled b-r the Western Motor Sales company. The new stat'on will be in chafce of P. C4 aorey. a memoer or ibs lira, in ad dition to battery work the company will maintain a general road service and filling station. They have taken over the Diamond Tire wholesale dis tributing agency for the southwest. The company's first shop to San An tonio street will remain as it Is la charge of J. C. Dunlavy. No where else So EI Paso can you bay a ugh grade, first qaaKty tire like a Lehigh af anywhere near these prices.' Every tire carries the manufacture!!' serial and k guaranteed IN WRIT ING FOR 5M MILES. An avalanche of orders for these LEHIGH Tires are cooing m from every direction, and oar stock k being cleaned up in a hurry. So for your own protection coecat once Before your srze is gone. TWO REPUBLICS GARAGE I 1 iiFslE IT If ji 5j TF we can put another j i m L season's wear into W I M your old battery that B 8 has quit, and guar an- W m tee it for 8 months, it's' ft 8j "good business for m m you, isn't it? We can f Wt do it if anyone can. j jjj Why cot consult us $ 19 before scrapping it, and m JS save battery dollars? K Drive in and find out. W tires. Mead the small and repair the large cuts In pneumatics without de lay. Turn corners slowly to prevent tire strains. Apply power and brakes gradoaUy to avoid useless spinning or locking of the wheels. Equalise the brake adjustment. These are com mon and avoidable tire abases. Running In car tracks causes tires to break down early. Avoid car tracks. Learn the correct method of apply ing and dismounting pneumatic truck tires. Flap and tube should fit prop erly in casing, and casing fit proper erly On a dented, dusty or dirty riso. To avoid unnecessary train on pneu matic or flat spots on souds, lift the track weight from the tires' when the truck is to be Idle any considerable length of time. AUTO OWNERS SHOULD HELP SAVE GASOLINE Oil is the great essential In the motor car world. At the present time there is considerable dfseasslom over the probability of ereatnal failure of the supply. The present enormous output of millions of barrels dally will. It Is feared exhaust the natural resources. On the other hand. It Is well Vo point out that the available supply of crude oil has so far scarcely been touched. That there may be a tem porary shortage of oil and gasoline while new fields are being opened up Is highly possible, bnt that shortage will not be serious enough to disrupt the motor world. So far as gasoline Is concerned, the situation is even more promising, as science produces sew and better methods of extracting gasoline from the crude product Dally these meth ods are being perfected, with the re sult that every barrel of crude oil gives a greater yield. It is highly possible that in the near future con densing stations will be found at every gas well. If methods of conden sation now on trial prove sufficiently valuable to warrant this method of securing gasoline. It Is further estimated that but a small proportion of the product in the oil bearing sands of present wells is secured through the modern process. It Is thought that if some method is secured of bringing the sands from wells which have run out. to the sur face, there can be extracted from them as much oil as the well has al ready yielded. Geologists also believe that under the Migeis&ippi lime there is oil more abundant than la any of the upper sands. Eventually drills will hi, made which can nlerce this rock and release that oil supply. There is, therefore, no great cause for worry. Nevertheless, moderation in th om ef oil and caaollne Is something heartily to be encouraged. ir every owner wouhi save a gaiion oi gasoline a week, the available supply on hand would rise to most satisfying proportions. Farm Ro Truck News. JOINS lULYXBS FORCE. Curtis Bead, formerly with the Lone Star Motor company, has joined the sales staff of the West Texas Motor company aad will, exploit the Haynes and Staph eon lines of motor cars ia the future. The Herald's Auto Quiz Tbls Week's Questions. 1. Why will -an engine be subject to popping and spitting into the car buretor when first started in winter T x. what should be done while the engine Is being cranked In winter, and especially if the storage battery is weak, to aid starting? 2. Are carbide gas generators sub ject to freezing in winter? What is a preventive? 4. What is a quick temporary re pair for a small leak In a gasoline tank? 6. Why Is it advisable to clean the oil pan of the engine more often In winter than In summer? i. What Is a common cause of lipping brakes? 7. nfitt are some causes or aim lights, even when the engine is In operation? S. What conditions are necessary for the engine to have an even pull , with no missing at slow speed? 2. Should lamp reflectors be ; cleaned with some kind of solution, and If so what may be used? j 10. wnat is one or the Quickest and most common ways of wearing out a clutch? I Anatrers to Last Week's Quest!. 1. An automobile engine is harder I to start in winter because of a com bination of difficulties due only to Che cold atmosphere. Cold thickens or solidifies the oil that is carried in the . crankcase, in the transmission and rear axle unit. It prevents the battery i from functioning as well as it does In it aoes not aiiow tne weight oil should be wed in hew en gines or those which have new rings and bearings is because the light oil will splash or circulate more readily than a heavy oQ. Compression must be good if light otl is used. Both light and heavy oil are good lubricants and both will hold their body if of a good quality, bat hoavy oil will thin down much more than that of light weight under heat ef the engine. i. Hydrometer readings of storage battery electro lite in various stages of discharge are as follows: Discharged, the specific gravity or hydrometer reaaing wui oe l.btt or lower; three quarters discharged, 1.860; half- a(s charged, 1.Z2; one quarter discharged. x.wu; zuuy cnargoo. xrom 1-zb to K Th PAOaWtn civ At fnf that vis-lit fear tire wearing: the quickest is that nearly every paved road is oval shaped for drainage, and as the car is driven most of the time at the right of the ! road more weight is brought to bear ' on the right wheet , Because of more , woigni ue re grips more xirmiy when the ear Is driven or when brakes are applied. , 7. To make dimmer for headlig.it glasses disolve a dime's worth of en- som salts in a half pint of water. The soiuuon eounx oe applied to the in side of the glass and when dried will have the appearance of a frosted sur face. 8. Steaming Is the first sympton of frozen water In the radiator. Do not run the engine to start the water circulating, but apply a stream of hot .u w w .awv Ht . uumuf,, uuv vv9 ctuu at nor. gasoline to vaporise and form as good water to the bottom of the radiator a charge for Igniting in the cylinders, if possible until the steaming has i oecause ine com winder air seta as a stopped. Fro tec t the radiator with , sort of condenser to gasoline vapor ) some sort of covering In winter, and OUT OF TOWN ORDERS gives prnmat attcatNB. En close ckeck for 52.98, balaace payable C 0. D. es arrival. 428 TEXAS STREET Pkoflc 377 (Opposite Bialto Theater) BL PASO. TEXAS Instead of mixing as it should with the vapor when the engine Is first started. Thus with thick lubricant the battery is required to supply more enercv to the starter. &ad with qaat carburetor mixture It must continue i the cranking operation for a longer period of time. If the battery is not ftafrrJt 1. .. 1 111 . h. - t nou I ftM 1111 I1W1 WTJ J cranked as last as it should be and wui give a poorer spark In" a Battery ignition system. All these dift Kiaa lead to harder starting. Z. A mixture of glycerine, salt and water may be used to help keep the windshield clean in winter. t - or ounces of glycerine, hro of rater nd a couple drams of salt wilt be en ouch for two or more applications. Clean the glass first with water, dry and apply with a cloth by rubbing la straight lines. S. Do not use gasoline or other quick action solvents to clean the top If it is mohair, and any top Interior because these fluids will destroy the waterproofing of the material. Use soap and water only. 4. The common belief that a light EI Paso Battery & Ignition Company 214 West San Antonio Street El Paso, Texas. Telephone 8aS0. also the hood. If this Is done, and noa-freese solution Is used in the ra diator no troubles from freesing will occur. 9. To clean the porcelain of a sparkplug soak it tor a time in car bon disulphide. It will be like new after cleaning. A sparkplug should be of a s!se enabling a person to screw it at least three fourths into the cylinder with the fingers. If the plug turns hard at the beginning It may result in crossing or stripping the threads or at least making hard re moval of the plug. 10. A fan belt which slips because of a greasy surface can be made to KTlD bv aonlvlnf Pnller'ii xarih to th surface. Copyright, ISM, Thompson Deature service. Hogwallow Locals By nllN'K BOTTS. -77777777777777777777 i PHONE ! .For "SrUPPiESr Read Serrice k &t Soattaest And Remember ONE TIRE FREE (SiaBtiard Mslte i")n rJ & r: a WH. Eaefc Tire Parciased at Average List Price For a Few Days ObJj i Slocey hack wli&ont qveftles If II I IllUMd O 1 it . . treatment o ITCH, XOZSUA, ErNawoEif,Tcrrrs or other tai4 1 aw Tic at drareitu, or direct frea LLtkiiiti Sifu taatamsala 77777777777777777777-, si I -J -J r si r si si -a PHONE OUR INTRODUCTION TO YOU Pittman-Overton Tire Co. Service Me" aad East ori. Accessories Vnlcanizbr. Open THl 11 n. si. "Watch for tie CsBcflsirJ 7777 Q.-. r n th t-7777 7777 7777 7777 7777 7777 77777777777,7 -mnv i AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY LEASES NEW QUARTERS The American Auto Supply com pany, dealers In Oldfleld tires and automobile accessories, has leased the premises at Texas and Campbell streets formerly occupied by the Boss Rubber company. The move Into the location will be made December I from the present quarters at S12 Texas street. This company has outgrown its present building and the new store will afford three times ss much room. In addition to a larger stock of Oldfleld tires It will carry a complete line of motor car supplies, will en large the tire repair and vulcanizing lepartment and conduct a day and night tire road service. JEFFERSON POTLOCKS this morn J ing went down the-road gataerisf up his family that got scattered when tie team ran away wrtt the wagon last night. a Sim Flinders says tne government xaHst have made a mistake and printed too many one-dollar bills and not enough ten-dollar ones. During the mail carrier's long and active term between here and Tickville be has worn out four buggies and everybody's patience. URA IS LES ON FACE Also Blackheads and Dan dmf. Hair Fell Out "My lacs was broken out with pimples and blackheads, and my neaa was awrtu lor can drufi. The dandruff scaled on slid my hair was constantly falling out. It was lifeless and did not grow any at alL I used a free sample of Cuncora Soap and Ointment, and bought several cakes of Coflcnra Soap and two boxes of Ccticura Ointment, and now I am completely healed." (Signed) Miss Vannie Rowland, Fugst, Kentucky. Give Cuticnra Soap, Ointment and Talcum the care of your skin. riMrtM.5?t-H. Kildaa 41. Ku," SaMcrerr whi- Sopgc OnttmcatZudtte. TaiemnSbc Xng, Cuticura Somp there without mas. V7TtW Reputation The opinion of the public is a thing out of which reputation is made. When a product has passed through the grilling test of public opinion which opinion is based upon expert knowledge its merit or lack of merit is definitely established. Public Opinion has been kind to the PEERLESS Two-Power-Range Eight. It has found that the near-perfection reach in this car of dual personality is the result of nearly twenty years of intense study, experiment, hard work, adherence to ideals and countless thousand of dollars expended to improve quality. Public Opinion is a great Approval Board, created by common demand for just such an occa sion as the selection of a motor car. You can do no better than take heed of a reputation established' by this Board, and investigate the Peerless; or, in others words, EXPERIENCE THE PEER LESS IN ACTION. Western Motor Sales Company 301 West San Antonio, El Paso, Texas Telephone 3359 THE BOTTOM REACHED E PRICE 40 to SOOFF Beacon and Goodyear Cord and Tabric Tires NOTE THESE UNHEARD OF PRICES: Beacon Cord and Black Tread Fabric are the any price. All tires aad tubes on sale are new . Beacon Watte asl Goodyear Hon-SHd $ 955 11.60 greatest value ever offered at aad fresh stock. She 30x3 30x3 32x3J4 31x4 32x4 33x4 34x4 35x5 37x5, Beacon Black Tread Rfb-SkH $11.45 13.90 16.95 1950 22.10 23.15 23.75 39.20 4155 Bca Osri GMdyear Spec Lot Cord 14.00 16.25 18.40 1950 19.80. 32.65' 34.60 $21.00 26.70 $15.60 22.25 33.30 3455 3555 49.95 51.85 28.25 29.00 29.80 41.70 43.70 $255 2.70 2.95 350 350 3.65 3.80 5.75 6.05 6t4 Gray Tabs $1.95 225 2.45 2.75 2.95 3.00 3.15 4.80 5.00 Prices on other sizes in proportion. Prices subject to change without notice. Special attention given to mail orders. Goods shipped C O. D. Phone or Wire. Automobile Tire Co., Inc. WORLD'S GREATEST CUTRATE TIRE CONCERN ED. C GRIFFITH, Pres. E. T. SCHENCE, Lal Kiaagsr. 201 W. San Antonio St. EL PASO, TEXAS. Phone 1065.